It’s that time of year again. Time to give my blog over to shameless self-promotion, for Currawong Creek will be officially released this coming Wednesday 26th June. I’m also approaching another very important milestone – 20,000 hits on my blog.
To celebrate, I’m offering two book-pack giveaways. Wasp Season, Brumby’s Run and Currawong Creek all bundled together with a ribbon around them! The launch for Currawong Creek will be held on the 3rd of July at Readings Carlton, 309 Lygon St, Melbourne. 6.00 pm for a 6.30 pm start. You are all welcome, of course! I’m very excited about this book. And not only because for the first time I get to have bestselling author on the cover! Apart from its heartfelt and turbulent romance, Currawong Creek also tackles some topics that lie quite close to my heart. The importance and challenges of foster care, equine therapy for children, and land and water conservation in Australia – looking at coal seam gas mining in particular. I hope my book can spark some interesting debate on these issues.
A big thank you to Belinda Byrne and all the Penguin publishing team, for their generous support and faith in my work. Thanks to my lovely agent, Fran Moore of Curtis Brown Australia. And an even bigger thank you, of course, to my wonderful readers. Without you, none of this would have been possible!
One more thing. Please don’t confuse my novel with a book of a similar title – Outback Currawong Creek, which is a stylish, coffee-table book filled with beautiful photographs of nude men. Oddly, some of them have an uncanny resemblance to the men in my book …
Penguin is also offering a pre-publication price promotion on my earlier novel, Brumby’s Run. The ebook version is only $4.99 across all sites. So if you haven’t read it, grab yourself a bargain! For your chance to win a three-book prize pack, please leave a comment on this post. I will announce the winners of the draw on Sunday July 14th. Good luck!
Heartfelt and passionate Australian story from the bestselling author of Brumby’s Run.
Currawong Creek is the story of Clare Mitchell, a young Brisbane lawyer who is very caught up in her career. When she becomes the unlikely carer of a little boy, a problem foster child named Jack, her ordered world is turned upside down. In desperation she takes leave of her job and goes with Jack to Currawong Creek, her grandfather’s Clydesdale stud at Merriang in the foothills of the beautiful Bunya Mountains.
Clare arrives to find part of the property leased by a local vet, Tom Lord. Tom is an advocate of equine therapy for children. Jack falls in love with Currawong’s animals, and Clare falls in love with Tom and the life of a country vet. But trouble is coming, in the form of the Pyramid mining company. Trouble that threatens to not only destroy Clare’s new-found happiness, but also the peace and beauty of the land she loves.
I’m going to add shameless fan promotion, Jennifer – I’m halfway through Currawong Creek, and relishing every moment of it. You have a gift for taking your readers into the heart of land, of country life and of unabashed romance with depth. And I love the way you weave such important issues into your stories. Thank you!
Thank you so much Desney! It’s an honour to read such words from an editor of your experience and reputation. x
Congratulations on your upcoming release!! I have added CURRAWONG CREEK to my wish list. I do appreciate a book that makes people think & talk.
Thanks Mary. I hope Currawong Creek will do just that – make people think and talk. Good luck in the draw!
When I first picked up Brumby’s Run I loved it & couldn’t put it down, which makes me all the more excited for Currawong Creek! It’s at the top of my wish list, can’t wait till Wednesday 🙂 yay!
That’s such a lovely thing to say Karlia! Thank you, and good luck in the draw.
Congratulations on the upcoming release of Currawong Creek, Jenn. So, so wish I could be at your book launch. What a wonderful night it will be.
Looking forward to reading CC, which is all ready and waiting on my ereader. Looks very pretty there too!
Thanks Cathryn. Very nice of you to say so! Looking forward to seeing you at Fremantle in August …
Looking forward to reading your mew book Jennifer – looks like its tackling some great, important issues. And I love the cover – especially the girl walking along with bare feet – a girl out of my own heart!
Thanks Bec. Yeah, I love the cover too!
Absolutely love Brumby’s Run and am looking forward to Currawong Creek vary much.
Thanks so much Sue! Very kind of you. Good luck in the draw.
Congratulations, Jennifer! No doubt ‘Currawong Creek’ will be another fabulous book to add to my already toppling TBR pile (Using last on, first read) 😉 x
Ooops! *Usually, last on, first read.
Interesting system Carol! Thank you, and good luck.
Thanks for the opportunity Jennifer! I have had Currawong Creek on my wish list for awhile, so I would love to win it 🙂 Good luck with the launch!
Thanks Brenda, for your kind thoughts. Good luck in the draw!
Will have to definetly be puuting Currawong Creek on the Birthday list!! (hint hint nudge nudge darling husband) hahaha. Can’t wait to read it.
Birthday list? What a good idea! Thanks Rachael and good luck.
Just finished reading Brumby’s Run, it was such a good story didn’t want it to end, looking forward to Currawong Creek, I know it will be of a high standard as all of your books are.
So lovely of you to say that! Thanks Robyn.
Can’t wait for the release. I love the sound of the storyline. Would love to win a copy of it 🙂
Thanks Rebecca. Good luck with the draw!
Looking forward to getting my email on Wed to advise that Currawong Creek is ready for download to my Kindle. Then roll on Sat nite so I can read it in one sitting curled up on the couch until the early hours of Sun morn 🙂
Thank you Anne. I hope Currawong Creek fulfils all your expectations!
Looking forward to reading your new book. Hope the launch goes well.
Thank you! Good luck with the draw.
-grin- Outback Currawong Creek huh? Interesting…. 😉
Seriously though, best of luck with the launch, not that you’ll need it, and congratulations on hitting the 20K mark as well. -huge hugs-
Interesting is an understatement acflory! Nudge nudge, wink wink …
lmao…. great minds.
Loved Brumby’s Run, can’t wait to read this one, looks fantastic!
So glad you liked Brumby’s Run Jodi and thanks for the comment.
I can’t wait to read this book – set in my home state. I absolutely loved Brumby’s Run and have been hanging out for a new book from you ever since. Cheers.
Thanks Patricia. I hope you enjoy Currawong Creek just as much!
How exciting another lovely book to enjoy over the winter 🙂 Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy 🙂
Very kind of you to say so Kristy! Thanks for the comment.
Really enjoyed Brumby’s Run 🙂 so looking forward to this one too 🙂 Good luck! x
Thanks for your good wishes and good luck in the draw!
Congrats on the release, Jennifer! I remember reading snippets of the book in the rural romance Facebook group, & I love the sound of it.
All the best 🙂
Thanks Juliet! very kind of you to say so …
Aww, thanks Juliet. You’re too kind 🙂
Oh wow! another one to add to my wishlist! 🙂
Thanks Nik … and good luck with the draw!
Congratulations of the publication of Currawong Creek! I love the cover – in fact that’s what drew me in initially. I’m hoping I can buy it next weekend, read it and hopefully ask you to sign it (please!) at the Freo Riding the Waves book signing.
Bestselling author is an incredible title to own. Well done!
Thanks! Yes, I kick myself each time I see ‘bestselling author’ on the cover. Would love to see you in Freo, and I’ll put you in the draw.
I diddn’t like reading, Then last year i got pretty sick, end up in hosital for 3 weeks, I was giving some books to read, i haven’t put a book down yet i just love it. I have read your brumby’s run and love it, can’t wait to read more of your book’s
Hope you’re feeling better Beverley. It’s so lovely to hear that you have taken to reading! Good luck in the draw.